Defending the territory and food sovereignty of Maya people in Yucatan, Mexico

Defending the territory and food sovereignty of Maya people in Yucatan, Mexico

This initiative will be carried out in three communities of the Chenes region, where a participatory space will be promoted—in assemblies and dedicated workshops— to identify the elements of strength of the local indigenous food systems. The survival of the … Read more

Salween Peace Park and its slain leader Saw O Moo - providing a grassroots’ alternative to imposed destructive development in Burma / Myanmar

Salween Peace Park and its slain leader Saw O Moo – providing a grassroots’ alternative to imposed destructive development in Burma / Myanmar

The Salween Peace Park (SPP) is a conserved territory covering 5,485 km2 in the Salween River basin, a region of great importance to global biodiversity in Burma/Myanmar. It is self-declared by its indigenous Karen people to fulfill their three … Read more

“Community learning” in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México

“Community learning” in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, México

The ” Community Learning” initiative supports access to free basic education and the exercice of personal and collective human rights in the urban periphery of San Cristobal de Las Casas (Chiapas, Mexico).  As a first step, it has opened a Read more

Dr. Mohammad Taghi Farvar – Member of the Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation – 1942-2018

Dr. Mohammad Taghi Farvar – Member of the Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation – 1942-2018

It is with extreme sadness that we have to inform you all that Taghi Farvar – Member of the Board of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation and President of the ICCA Consortium – passed away on Monday 16 July 2018.… Read more

Fostering solidarity and strategic alliance between the Batak and Tagbanuwa peoples of Puerto Princesa (Palawan, the Philippines)

Fostering solidarity and strategic alliance between the Batak and Tagbanuwa peoples of Puerto Princesa (Palawan, the Philippines)

This initiative aims at strengthening community solidarity and forging a strategic alliance between two groups of indigenous peoples: the Batak and the Tagbanuwa of Puerto Princesa Municipality, (particularly in the territory of Tanabag), in the island of Palawan, The Philippines. … Read more

Enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples to fight for their water and other rights in the Mato Grosso region (Brazil)

Enhancing the capacity of indigenous peoples to fight for their water and other rights in the Mato Grosso region (Brazil)

In the last couple of years, the Missionary Indigenous Council of Mato Grosso (Consejo Indigenista Misionero del Regional de Mato Grosso) has been collaborating with the PKF Foundation to strengthen local indigenous peoples fighting for their collective rights. In 2017 … Read more

Understanding nature and the local threats to nature - a basis for enhanced solidarity in remote rural Nepal ?

Understanding nature and the local threats to nature – a basis for enhanced solidarity in remote rural Nepal ?

This initiative is designed to nourish community leaders and strengthen community solidarity in a very remote village of Nepal. This will be attempted by finding out and discussing information about local biodiversity among the students of the village secondary school, … Read more

A Maya people alliance to defend the territory and build its autonomy in Quintana Roo (Mexico)

A Maya people alliance to defend the territory and build its autonomy in Quintana Roo (Mexico)

The micro region Poniente of Bacalar, in Quintana Roo, Mexico, is mostly inhabited by Maya communities. Lately, as a result of ignorance of collective rights, more and more ejidal land has been sold there and, with that, land use changes … Read more

S. Janaki - a wise woman bridging tradition and modernity in the Nilgiris (India)

S. Janaki – a wise woman bridging tradition and modernity in the Nilgiris (India)

Janaki is a Kurumba woman elder who has emerged as a leader amongst her community, working hard to promote traditional systems of governance and revive important events in the community to keep their pride and identity alive. Protection of sacred … Read more

Pauliina Feodoroff, courageous beacon of hope (Finland)

Pauliina Feodoroff, courageous beacon of hope (Finland)

Mrs. Pauliina Feodoroff is a Sámi woman from the Skolt family– a minority of a minority, who had to relocate to Finland in 1944 at the end of the Second World War due to territorial annexations by Soviet Union. The … Read more

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